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Stage adaptation of the absorbing novel of rural 19th century Derbyshire. Adam Bede, a carpenter, is in love with Hetty Sorrel. The Squire, Arthur Donnithorne is also attracted to Hetty and she is vain enough to dream of becoming the Squire's wife. When Arthur abandons Hetty after seducing her, she agrees to marry Adam but then finds she is pregnant and leaves to find her former lover. Adam is supported in his grief by Dinah Morris, a young methodist preacher, who becomes Hetty's comforter, helping her face her final ordeal.Performers Daisy Ashford (Hetty), Charlotte Asprey (Dinah), Peter Forbes (Mr Irwine/Mr Poyser/Mr Massey), Christopher Harper (Seth/Arhur), Jack Sandle (Adam Bede), Tilly Tremayne (Mrs Poyser/Mrs Bede).
Author George Eliot. Producer Orange Tree. Adapted by Geoffrey Beevers. Director Geoffrey Beevers. Design Sam Dowson.
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